October 28 – December 3, 2023
Gallery Route One’s Visiting Artist Program presents Intimate Entanglements, an exhibition of artworks by Dale Eastman using natural and technological materials designed to cast the Environment in a larger, more complex, and more alive way, something with which humans can all feel they are necessarily and intimately entangled.
The pieces in Intimate Entanglements are made from discarded silk moth cocoons sourced from East Asia and Africa; grapevine wood from plants that were up to 125 years old; and computer parts that were involved in protecting electrical surges and maintaining a computer’s “memory.”
Eastman explains, “All the materials are transformative and their unexpected pairings— computer parts sprouting from grapevine wood; swaths of fabric made from cocoons laced with those same computer parts—are a nod to the seen and unseen networks that connect us all. The drawings are inspired by the cocoons’ structure and evoke complex forms thriving despite their disparate parts.”
Prior to becoming an artist, Eastman spent nearly two decades as an investigative reporter/writer and magazine editor. After stepping down as editor-in-chief of San Francisco magazine, Eastman turned to writing fiction and making art has been in numerous group and solo shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.